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Navy awards $212M contract to Textron in Slidell

2 years ago July 06, 2012 Jul 6, 2012 Friday, July 06 2012 Friday, July 06, 2012 4:57:51 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

SLIDELL - The Navy has awarded a $212 million contract for a Textron Inc. facility in Slidell to design and build an amphibious landing craft called a "Ship-to-Shore Connector."

Sen. Mary Landrieu's office said the contract announced Friday includes options that could make it worth as much as $570 million.

Landrieu's office says Textron will build a boat with a 30-year service life capable of carrying a 74-ton payload and traveling at speeds of more than 35 knots.

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